December 2017 Japan Crate

Time for another Japan Crate review!! I ordered this bow around Thanksgiving, because of a reason I’ll explain later, and finally got it this past Friday! The box is SO CUTE and I’m not just saying that because green is my favorite color. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the design on this month’s box, it’s very festive!

So pretty, and look at those snacks!! The pamphlet is very small this month, but that’s ok! it still has everything we’re used to in it, it’s just skinny and one sheet! So, let’s go ahead and get started with the snacks in this box!

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For the first few items I pulled out of the box, starting from the left, we’ve got the Christmas Shimichoco Corn! These are corn puff stars with chocolate and omg, I LOVE these things! Japan Crate has given us a bag before and I loved them then, and still love them now. They’re crispy with a great amount of chocolate and just taste great!

The second snack is the Sour Cream and Onion Scones. And no, these aren’t the scones you’re thinking of. They’re more like Cheetos! They tasted pretty good, there was a definite slight sour cream and onion flavor, but obviously it wasn’t as strong as the kind you’d get from say, Pringles. They were really good though! I ate the bag in two days because they were super good lol.

The third item is the DIY kit for this month, and it’s the Minions Furifuri Shake! This looks like a fun little kit to make quickly! It just uses the powder that’s included, milk, and an ice cube! It’s shaken up for 30 seconds and then you have a banana “shake” to drink! I can’t wait to try it!

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The next set of snacks taken from the box begins with the Christmas Fugashi. This is a sugar covered wheat puff, and I believe they’ve sent this before as well, and it was a pretty good!

The next two items are both Umaibo snacks! There’s the Christmas Umaibo, which is chocolate, and the Christmas Corn Potage Umaibo, which was a sweet corn flavor. I’ve really loved getting the Umaibo snacks and these are really good.

Third is the Constellation Chocolate, which is a little biscuit covered in chocolate. Each cookie has an imprint of a Zodiac figure on it, and mine has Taurus! It was a really good cookie and the chocolate was delicious as well~

Last for this picture is the Christmas Fueramune. It’s one of the whistle candies and it came in a raumne flavor! Very good for whistling and eating! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This set of snacks starts with the Christmas Black Thunder bar in mini sizes! There were two of these in the box, and omg, I regret never having had a Black Thunder bar before!! These are so good and chocolatey, and the cookie inside added a nice crunch!

Next is the Christmas Chocolate Daifuku! I’ve had this before in different packaging, and while the description in the pamphlet implies this is supposed to be like mochi, it was really just a marshmallow with a bit of chocolate in the middle, but it was still good!

Third is the Tasty Ice Cream Mini Bake Kit Kat bars! Two mini packs, and these taste just like vanilla ice cream! I didn’t try the baking part for the first pack, but maybe I will for the second one!

The next snack is the Butter Cream Roll Cake! This looks like it’s going to be a vanilla cake with butter cream in the middle! I’ve had a strawberry one of these before and it was good, now I get to try a new flavor!

Finally in this set, is the Awadama Red, a dagashi hard candy! This is supposed to be an apple flavored candy, the pamphlet says it it’ll have a “fizzy” taste, so I wonder if this will fizz when I eat it!

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This is the last picture of snacks, and it includes our drink for this month!

First is the Tohato Christmas Caramel Corn! I love this stuff so much, the texture is so nice and the flavor is great! It’s not like Western caramel corn at all, but it’s still so good and I love how it tastes!

The drink is Cassis and Orange Orangina! The cassis is black current flavor mixed with the orange flavor, and that honestly sounds super good to me. I can’t wait to give this a taste and see how it is!

Finally, this is the reason for my ordering this crate! For Black Friday, Japan Crate had an offer where if you signed up for a subscription, you would get $5 off your crate and a PokeBall bonus item with a little Pokemon figure in it, based on one of 10 Pokemon from the latest movie (Pikachu is feature twice, counted as two different figures)! I got an Ultra Ball and a tiny little Piplup figure!! I didn’t expect the piece of candy to be in the ball, but that’s cool too! The Piplup is too small, I hope I don’t lost it, and the Ultra Ball is a great display piece itself!

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So that’s it for the December Japan Crate! All in all, this was a great crate for the end of the year! Lots of good snacks, new and old, and it all tastes great (from what I’ve eaten so far lol)!

Hopefully, if my monetary situation is looking good after buying textbooks for the spring, I’ll be able to hold onto my Japan Crate subscription for a bit, and continue reviewing it along with having tasty snacks! So stay tuned, and we’ll see what happens! ๐Ÿ™‚

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November 2017 JapanCrate

Back once again with a JapanCrate!! This crate actually arrived at my house the same day that Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon had released, so, I’ve slowly been playing through Ultra Moon for the last few days while enjoying some tasty snacks!

So let’s go ahead and get started with this months crate, which is full of fall flavors like sweet potato!

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OK, I wanted to start with this one because this is several of the snacks that were in the box all small pieces. Starting from the left, we have the Sumomo Ball, which is a gummy half of a baseball, strawberry flavored. It was ok, I’m not a bit fan of the Japanese gummies that come in plastic the way this one did. Usually they have a plastic taste to them

Next is the Marshmallow Pudding, and this was actually good! The center had a bit of Japanese custard in it and the marshmallow itself was very soft!

Third we have the Okusuriya-san Capsule Ramune. These are based on retro Japanese medicine packets, but the candy inside is a fruit flavor, though, I’m not 100% sure what the flavor of mine was, it was good!

Fourth, the Party Gummy which is one of four styles that is designed to look like a baseball park concession stand food. It was ok, just a normal gummy.

Finally for this picture, is the Rilakkuma Gum! This gum has a ramune soda taste and it’s really good!

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This snack is the Kagikko Chocolate Key. It’s just simply chocolate that pops out of the package! Its just like American M&Ms and they tasted really good!

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Here we have the Sono Manma Cola Gum. While I don’t like the flavor of Cola gummies from Japan, I do like their cola flavored gum! This one was delicious, but there is a catch! One out of the three pieces of gum has a super sour powder in it! I got that the second time I pulled out the package and it was SO SOUR.

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This is the Mike Popcorn Brown Sugar Caramel! The August crate also had a bag of this brand of popcorn, and another crate before that one did as well. This is a sweet one and it’s pretty good! Reminds me of caramel corn just without being overly sticky!

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This is the DIY kit of this crate, the Magic Foam Jelly kit. I did make this one, and I think I may have added a little too much water, because it DID NOT TASTE GOOD. It was gross ugh. Would not try again.

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Here we have the Rapoppo Farm Sweet Potato Candy. These are hard candies with a chewy center and are supposed to mimic the flavor of sweet potatoes. The outside shell is buttery and the inside chewy candy helps bring in the sweet potato flavor!

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This one is the Sweet Poteko: Honey Sweet Potato Flavor. It’s a ring shaped snack that tastes just like sweet potato fries!! It’s super good and I really love it!

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The drink for this month is the Pokemon Grape Sparkling! It’s basically just grape soda with Pikachu on the front! Super cute!

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This is whistle candy, Fue Ramune: Pineapple Flavor! It’s good candy and makes a great whistling sound!

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This is the bonus item of the month, and the pamphlet just calls it Taberundesu-hi! It’s a little camera where, when you set it up right, you can push the top to open the front shutter and it will dispense a hard candy! The candy is really tasty and the item itself is cute!

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Finally, we have the Harvest Sweet Potato Biscuits. In last year’s December crate, they gave a package of these that were matcha flavor and I loved them, and these are super good too! They taste like sweet potato and have a bit of sugar on the top, and they are just so good!

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So there’s the November JapanCrate! The only issue I have is the amount of single, tiny pieces of candy they gave. It seemed a little, I don’t know…cheap to give those? The ice cream gummy I can get over there, and while the others are more Japan exclusive, they weren’t that amazing to me. Might just be my personal preference,ย  but oh well!

See you for next month’s crate!

June 2017 Japan Crate

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Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, but, today, I have the June 2017 Japan Crate! ๐Ÿ™‚ I won’t be getting the July one, but I will have the July Umai Crate (by accident….I thought I canceled it. :I) And I’m totally doing this one differently today: I have tasted all but three of the items in this crate, and one of my sisters helped me out as well! ๐Ÿ˜€ So let’s go ahead and get started! :3

This month’s theme is Childhood Favorites, and, honestly, I’ve only ever had one of these snacks before, and that was in a past Japan Crate!

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The first item is the Ice Stick Lollipop. These lollipops are supposed to look like ice pops, and it looks like it’ll be a tasty little treat! I didn’t try this one since there’s only one piece, but I do hope it tastes good!

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The second snack is the Mochi Taro: Salt. In the May crate we had a snack kind of like this, and I really did enjoy it. This one I also enjoyed! It had a light salt taste and it was pretty good! My sister thought it was ok when she tried it.

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These are the Triangular Cracker Vegetable. They’re vegetable flavored crackers, but, honestly? There was so flavor to these when I tried them, and my sister agreed. I really wish I had been able to taste the flavor, whatever it was supposed to be, but there was just nothing.

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This one is the Soft Soda Soft Candy. The booklet describes them as being jellybean like, but I compare the texture more to being like chewing gum! I really like the ramune flavor, and it had a slight sour kick at the end. My sister didn’t really seem to enjoy the sour kick, but seemed fine with it otherwise.

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The fifth snack is the Anpanman Soft Cracker. This bag is HUGE and I was so surprised when I opened it to find that the crackers were individually wrapped in packs of two! That means I can easily put them in my lunchbox and take them to work with me! My sister didn’t want to try these, so I tried them by myself, and I really liked them! They were crunchy and had a salty, kind of buttery taste to them!

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This is the Roll Candy Strawberry 20G. Basically, it’s a Japanese Fruit Roll-Up! I tired this one by myself again, and it was pretty good! I haven’t had a Fruit Roll-Up in years, so, I can’t compare this one to the American version, but I do think this one is very good, it has a really good strawberry flavor to it, and it is sticky, but, that’s expected.

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This snack is simply called Pike8. I was a bit confused about which on this was according to the booklet, because this package doesn’t match what’s in the booklet. Either way, it’s another rice cracker and this one is supposed to have a buttery and salty taste. It’s a very crunchy cracker and not bad tasting, but it does take a bit to get the butter flavor. I enjoyed it and my sister thought it was ok.

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This is a snack I’ve had before, the Corn Potage. It’s a corn soup flavored puff snack, and I really do enjoy this snack! It has a sweet corn flavor, and I love that. My sister got the flavor as well, but she didn’t like it that much.

 

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These are the Rilakkuma pretzel sticks. It’s basically Pocky without the cream on the outside, and they aren’t bad! They come in a honey butter flavor, and I personally really enjoy that flavor combination! I liked these a lot, and my sister thought they were all right.

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This is the DIY kit for this month, Shin-chan Puripuri Pudding #5. This is the fifth edition of this DIY kit, where you follow the directions to make pudding. I haven’t done this kit yet, and I don’t know if I’ll make a separate post about it or not, I’m undecided. I don’t think I’ll be using the butt shaped mold, personally. :I

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Genji Pie!! I’ve been dying to try these for months! These are in a mini form, and they’re heart shaped, baked cookies that are just like a flaky pie crust! They have a delicious buttery sweet taste, and remind me of pecan pie crust! I absolutely love these!

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This snack has a strange name! In the booklet, it’s called Lactic Acid Bacteria is Alive! It’s a hard candy that is strawberry yogurt flavored, and it has live lactic acid bacteria in it, which is a probiotic. My sister and I tried these and at first, I thought they were gummy candy! It’s not bad, and I do like the flavor, and I think my sister liked it to an extent as well.

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Here is the drink for this month, Pudding Shake! This is going to be a strange one to try, I think. It seems like it’s a creamy drink with bits of pudding in it, and it’s being compared to boba drinks. I personally really like boba, so I do hope this tastes good when I drink it, but I am a bit scared lol.

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Finally, we have the Choco Anpan! These are little breads that have chocolate in the middle! I’ve wanted to try these for a long time, and finally I got to! However, I thought they were just ok. The chocolate was good, but my sister and I agree that there was too much bread, and not enough chocolate in the middle.

The bonus item this month is a moldable sushi piece. It comes with a plastic piece of raw fish, and this semi-wet material that you can mold to be like the rice of the sushi. It’s interesting and I have mine together in the bag it came in, just so the material doesn’t dry out.

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So that’s the June 2017 Japan Crate! I’m actually super happy with this crate and everything that came in it, and I think it was a very strong in the snacks that they sent us!

I’ll see you guys again next month for the July Umai Crate! ๐Ÿ™‚

May 2017 JapanCrate Review

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We’re back with a Premium JapanCrate!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haven’t had one of these since January, but now we’re doing the May crate! I have no idea if I will be doing any more this summer, so, let’s just put that on the back burner for now and focus on this crate! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to do this one a little different, because I’ve gone ahead and tried a couple of the snacks in this box because I couldn’t resist lol. I’ll make sure to mention which ones I’ve tried and the ones I haven’t, because the latter snacks will be reviewed at a later date. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I don’t know if I like this pamphlet as much as past ones, but it’s still kind of cute. :3

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This is the Dondon Yaki: KimChi. The pamphlet says it’s a snack that’s flavor is based on Okonomiyaki with a bit of kimchi to it. I hope it’s not too spicy! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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(sorry for blurriness, i tried. :/)

This snack is the Meigum Gaburichu Cola. This is a soft taffy that’s in the flavor of cola, so, IDK if I’m going to like it, because I really don’t like cola flavored stuff…(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This little snack is called Don Taro, and it’s udon noodles! These are soy sauce and dashi soup flavor, according to the pamphlet. I really can’t wait to eat this. It looks delicious!ย (I did not try this snack yet.)

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This is an interesting one. It’s called Fugashi, and the pamphlet says it’s a brown sugar glazed puff snack, like a corn puff. It looks tasty, so, I hope it’s good!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This cute little snack is called Roll Cake: Strawberry Cream. It’s a little strawberry cream cake! ๐Ÿ˜€ It looks really tasty and I can’t wait to eat it!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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Ok, this one is the Wasabi Nori Tarou, a dried fish snack with wasabi and seaweed flavor. This is one that I tried, and, honestly, I really liked it (until I put half of it in my mouth at once. The wasabi hurt me). It was a little sticky which was weird, but I still liked it. In small bites, the wasabi isn’t bad at all, but too much at once is a bit painful!

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Ah, I was so excited when I saw this was the replacement snack for one that there was a shortage on! This is the Tohato Caramel Corn! I’ve always wanted to try this, and can now say that I have! It’s SUPER good! It tastes just like the caramel popcorn we have over here, and I love it! So glad this was put in the box!!

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A chocolate snack, yes! This one is called Shimi Chocolate Corn! It’s a chocolate covered corn snack! Anything chocolate is usually great in my book, so, I bet these will be delicious!ย (I did not try this snack yet.)

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An interesting snack, this is the 6-Piece Crispy Corn. It’s a little corn puff snack that’s meant to replicate corn on the cob, like the grilled one you would find at a Japanese festival (or maybe even from your home grill!) It smells delicious and actually does taste like corn on the cob, just in a crunchy snack form! I really like it!

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A Pokemon item!! This is simply a piece of gum with a sticker, and I’ll make a post later on about the sticker part! The gum is a little square, and it has a soda taste to it (like…whatever Japanese soda is supposed to be. original ramune I guess?). It was good, but I’ve had this gum before, so, no surprise there haha.

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Pokemon and Hello Kitty?? This is my box! This little treat is a chocolate filled marshmallow with Hello Kitty on the package! I’ll be saving this for much later because there’s only ONE and it’s so small.

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I got super excited when I saw this in my box!! It’s the Cream Collon Strawberry cookie! This is a wafer cookie with strawberry cream! I’ve had the vanilla version of these bfore and liked them, so, I really hope these are good too!ย (I did not try this snack yet.)

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Now for our drink! This is the Mitsuya Cider: Refreshing Lemon! According to the pamphlet, Japanese cider isn’t like American cider at all. Japanese cider is likened to a cross between ginger ale and Sprite! This one is supposed to be like a sparkling lemonade, so, I can’t wait to taste it!ย (I did not try this drink yet.)

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This is our DIY kit! It’s the Petit Pastel DIY Colorful Chocolate snack kit! I’ll definitely put this together and do a review of it soon!

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And finally, our bonus item. While I’m not a fan of One Piece in the slightest, I do think this little piece of stationary is cute! It’s a few piece of lined paper, two envelopes, and a sheet of stickers! So, it’s basically a small letter kit!

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And there is the May JapanCrate! I’m really happy with this crate! I’m sure I’m going to love everything that’s here (that I haven’t already tasted lol) and I can’t wait to review the rest of the snacks for you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Umai Ring Mentai Flavor

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In December’s JapanCrate, we had a bag of Umai Rings that were Vegetable Salad flavor, and they were delicious! This time, we got the Mentai flavored rings!

Mentai is marinated roe of pollack and cod, and this had quite the fish smell when I opened it. It kind of reminded me of the Shrimp Chips I reviewed a few years back. But these tasted really good. I can’t describe it exactly, but it had kind of a slightly sweet taste to it. Not bad at all, and I’d like to get another bag!

Morokoshi wa Ta Ro

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Corn puffs are always good snack to have. They’re usually salty but tasty, and usually pretty soft so they don’t crunch very loudly. I’ve had another type of Japanese corn puff snacks in the June 2016 JapanCrate, so, I’m pretty used to these by now.

These are pretty standard corn puffs. They’re a little sweet, but a nice little snack. I ate them one day when we were preparing for Christmas haha. They were good, for sure! I’d like to have more to take on campus as a nice little snack.

JapanCrate Bonus Stocking

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So the day after I got my January JapanCrate, the wonderful bonus stocking/box arrived! I was taking a shower when one of my sisters got the mail, so when I went back to my room I was surprised to see a DokiDoki Crate box on my bed, as I was 100% sure I hadn’t ordered one! Then I opened it, and it was the bonus stocking from their Christmas code!

 

I had thought this would be in, like, a bad with all the stuff stuck in the stocking, but I like the box a lot better. I can use it for my sticker diary items (it will return in February!) or some other little things! The felt stocking is cute, but I have a stocking I use every year for Christmas with my family, so, this may just hang on my bedroom door next Christmas as a little bit of decoration.

This bonus gift came with nineย items, not including the stocking. The items are various little things from all four of their crates: the JapanCrate, DokiDoki Crate, Umai Crate, and KiraKira Crate. I do hope in the coming month to try the DokiDoki, Umai, and KiraKira crates, but that will have to be a “wait and see” kind of thing, because I’m working for minimum wage and I have to save my money for a car (and I pay my parents for my cell phone bill because I’m on a family plan with them). But, anyway, I’d LOVE to try the other crates, and hope to get the chance to in the future! For now, let’s look at all these items!

For the majority of these items, I went to the JapanCrate online store and found them there, which is the only reason I have names and descriptions. Two of the items were not there, but I was able to find the name for one of them.

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This item is a snack called Nikuidaizu: Pepper Jerky Flavor. This isn’t a beef jerky at all, it’s made from soy beans, so, it’s like a vegetarian jerky! The package feels a bit squishy when I mess with it. It’s funny I ended up getting this, because I was considering ordering it from an online store haha!

 

The second item in this little box made me so happy to see! It’s washi tape!! This is DokiDoki Crate exclusive washi tape, and features their original character Hoppe-chan and her friends! These are going to be grate to use in my sticker diary!

This third item is a little gachapon ice cream cone keychain! There’s not much else to say with this one, except that I already broke the plastic container it came it by accident lol. It’s super cute, and I may hang it off my phone case or my lanyard!

This item is an adorable little item is a coin purse, and the character is called Chakkun. This character, according to the item description, is a combination of accessory items forgotten and left on the Harajuku streets after a long day. With some magic, this little guy was created. It’s so freaking cute, and it has a little cell phone charm string on it. I’d love to carry this and keep my coins in it.

Please ignore my horrible looking nails lol.

This adorable little item is a hair tie! I had seen someone open the DokiDoki Crate that this came in, and I was so in love with it, I wanted one so bad. So, I’m so happy that I got this! The style is adorable, and it holds my hair up very nicely!

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This little bag is simply a bag of potato chips, but these black pepper flavored! I actually like sea salt and black pepper flavored chips and snacks, so, I’m kind of hoping these are somewhat the same!

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It took me FOREVER to find what this ramen is called. This is theย Samyang Spicy Chicken Ramyun. And yeah, the package shows that it’s extremely spicy, and I’m a little worried about eating it. I don’t do so well with really spicy food, but I will try this.

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This is the next to last item I got in my bonus box. It’s a facial mask, andย the package says it’s an apricot collagen treatment. The back of the package DOES have English instructions, so, I won’t be lost when I try this out.

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This last item is a plastic scrunchie/bracelet! When I pulled this out, my sister thought it was a keychain type of item, because she has one that looks like this that she her keys on, but this is a harder plastic. I still might use it the same way, because it kind of worries me to put this in my hair honestly.

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So that’s everything that was in my bonus stocking/box from JapanCrate! I’m pretty happy with all of it, but I do wish they had included like, a small paper or booklet explaining what each of these were, especially since it took me a bit to find the name and flavor of the ramen.

I will be review the snacks, and maybe the washi tapes. I don’t think I’ll review the facial mask lol.

 

Harvest Biscuit Matcha Flavor

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This past summer, I tried two different matcha flavored snacks for the first time and fell so in love with the flavor. It’s so delicious, a bit bitter and earthy, but I loved it! I’m always tempted when I stop at the Starbucks on my campus to get the green tea latte, but I’m not even sure if they have it right now. When I found these biscuits/crackers in my JapanCrate, I was so excited! I don’t think I’ve ever had a Tohato snack before, so these would be my first, and I’m quite impressed!

The package contains eight packs of four biscuits. Obviously they’re going to be green because of the matcha, and they have this little salt kind of crystal on them, but it’s not salt? I think it’s supposed to be a tiny bit of sugar added to it. I enjoy these crackers so much, either way. They’re a great little snack for me to have in between my classes or at work, and I’m going to be super sad when I finish them off. I’m currently searching EVERYWHERE on the internet to find a place that’s selling them for a good price, but it’s such a struggle right now lol.

January 2017 JapanCrate

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Check it out, guys, we got another JapanCrate!! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my last one for now, as I’m a bit tight on play money right now. I do have one more item from them on the way, and it’s the Christmas stocking that was a special item with a code they were giving out in December. I found out the other day that the stockings are shipped separately from the main box, so, we’re waiting for that now. ๐Ÿ™‚

This month’s theme is Indulgence, and oh boy, I’m SUPER excited for this box!! (and yes, my box is rather beat up lol. I’m also sick while writing this so I haven’t tried a single thing in the box yet.)

Doesn’t this pamphlet look lovely?? You can see just a couple of the snacks in the box, as many of these are small, single serve snacks, which I don’t mind! I’m usually the only one in my family that eats these snacks, so, I’m not concerned about having to share them haha!

I’m going to do all of these in order based on the pamphlet, and when I review each of the snacks individually, I will do them either in this order, or starting from the last snack to the first one in the pamphlet.

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The first snack in this box is the Kajiriccho Grape & Soda Soft Candy. The booklet describes this as being a taffy-like candy that has a grape flavored outside and a soda flavored center. This looks delicious, and I’m excited to try out a candy like this!

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Our next snacks is the Double Ice Cream Lollipop Chocolate & Vanilla. Basically, it’s a lollipop with the flavors of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Yummy!! ย This is their featured candy in the pamphlet, and they made the suggestion of placing the lollipop in the fridge and trying it cold, saying it should be like real ice cream without the mess. I may have to try it like that!

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This snack is a Fruit Donut treat. Apparently they come in different flavors, and mine is a green gummy ring. I wonder what the flavor will be!

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Last month they gave us the Umai Vegetable Salad flavor rings, and this month we have the Umai Ring Mentai flavor! This is the other featured snack in the booklet, and it describes the flavor as being marinated roe of pollack and cod, and this is the most popular flavor in Japan! I’m a bit excited and worried to try to this, so, I really hope it tastes delicious!

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The fifth snack in this crate is the Umaibo Chocolate. I have only had one Umaibo stick before, and I can’t remember what the flavor was, but I really enjoyed it. This one has chocolate! I’m sure I’m going to love it, lol!

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I didn’t expect to get a bag of chocolate chip cookies in a JapanCrate lol. These just called Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are bite-sized chocolate chip cookies, which makes me laugh since I just got a bag of mini chocolate chip cookies from NatureBox, haha.

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Here we have the Suppai Lemon Gum! This is supposed to be super sour gum, which makes me laugh because we just got sour lemon gum last month too! I can’t wait to give this a try, as I love sour gum!

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I want to first say that I love matcha so much, it’s my new favorite drink at Starbucks. And these look so delicious! These are simply Matcha Sandwich Cookies, but they look so great. It’s a nice sized box too, so, maybe they’ll last me a little while!

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This is the only snack in this box that really has me concerned. This is the Chocola Gummy. It’s a cola flavored gummy with a chocolate coating. I HATE cola flavored candy, and this have a chocolate coating just makes me feel sicks… but, I will give it a taste for the blog, I just may have to hand it over to someone else if I hate it.

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This is the Magic Slime DIY kit, the kit we were supposed to get last month but didn’t because of seller shortage. I’m not sure what I think of this DIY kit, but I will document my experience with it and see how it tastes!

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These are the ABC Message Cookies. It looks like they’re plain cookies in the shape of alphabet letters! I can’t wait to try these, and we’ll see if I can spell anything with them, lol!

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Here is the One Stick Chocolate Pie. I’ve seen this online before, and always thought it looked delicious, and now I get to try it!! It’s a one piece snack that supposed to be just like a chocolate pie without all the baking! It looks so good, I’m excited to taste it!

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Here we have the Meigum Gaburichu: Strawberry Yogurt flavor. It looks like this a stick of gum in the flavor of strawberry yogurt. I’m very interested to see how this tastes! It feels like it’s a pretty good sized piece of gum, so I should be able to cut it into a couple of pieces and try it out that way!

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A cute little pack of gummies! This is called Animal Land Gummy, and it looks like these are grape flavored, just by the packaging! I’m so glad they aren’t cola flavored like the dinosaur ones this past summer were, lol!

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Here’s the drink for this month! This is called Bodyguard Plus, and unfortunately, I can’t tell you what the flavor is. It looks like there was a misprint in the booklet and it says the exact same thing on this item and the bonus item for product description. :/ But I’ll try it and see if I can identify the flavor!

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And the final item is a bonus item. This was included as a mystery candy because of the delays last month from all the holiday shipments. It looks like a random mystery candy was included in every box that went out, and I ended up getting the Zombie Maker Gum. This has stickers and a background to place them on, and includes a piece of gum with it. It kind of creeps me out, but I’m sure the gum will taste great.

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And there we are, the January 2017 JapanCrate! It’s a great start to the year, even though I won’t be getting next months box. I’m really happy with this box, and I can’t wait to dive in and try everything!

As soon as the bonus gift stocking gets here, I’ll do a review of the items that are in it as well!

Animal Lesson Choco

***This is not a sponsored post. It is being done for fun and to inform, no other reasons are involved. The company that makes this product has no idea I exist and did not give this item to me for free.***

So I’m pretty sure anyone that’s had any Japanese snacks has probably had Hello Panda or Koala March. The tasty little biscuit cookies with a cream center, that can be either chocolate, strawberry, or some other flavor (I’m still dying to try the matcha Koala March). If you haven’t had these before, I’ll be shocked, as even my current manager at work had Koala March as a child, to my surprise!

These are basically the exact same thing, but with different animals printed on them! They’re just like Hello Panda, and I really like them. The pack was tiny, so, there wasn’t much there, but they were cute with the little animals on them!

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